$74M: New York's Crown Penthouse a Historic Masterpiece in a Class of Its Own
By Sarah Kennedy @ Real Estate Daily
December 13, 2017

A historic masterpiece of its time, the Crown Penthouse at 212 Fifth Avenue is in a class of its own and the most magnificent trophy residence on Madison Square Park. Designed by Pembrooke and Ives and spanning three floors, with over 10,000 square feet of living space and 5,730 square feet of terraces, this 5-bedroom penthouse has the majestic proportions of a palace.

With four exposures providing 56’ of frontage along the Park and vistas of downtown Manhattan’s most coveted architecture, the pre-war details inside are equally matched with the iconic views revealed by its elegant arched windows.

The foyer opens into a dramatic atrium with its breathtaking bronze staircase as its centerpiece. The Crown’s ceiling height, coupled with its gallery-sized walls, make this penthouse an art collector’s paradise.

From the marble foyer with its private elevator, to the unrivaled grand ballroom, to the library with a marble and glass fireplace, to the sumptuous 7-room master suite – every detail was considered in its conception.

The second level boasts a sky-lit entertaining space and colossal outdoor oasis extending the full length of the building. The 4700 square foot terrace, with its copper molding and painstakingly constructed parapet, provides unmatched privacy and space for a pool. The third-floor observatory opens onto a 950 square foot terrace with spectacular panoramic views of the Empire State Building, Flatiron Building and World Trade Center.

Description and photographs courtesy of Sotheby’s International Reatly